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Lancet. 1990 Apr 28;335(8696):1008-12.

Radon as a causative factor in induction of myeloid leukaemia and other cancers.

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H. H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, UK.

Abstract

The international incidence of myeloid leukaemia, cancer of the kidney, melanoma, and certain childhood cancers all show significant correlation with radon exposure in the home. For myeloid leukaemia, analysis suggests that in the UK 6-12% of incidence may be attributed to radon. In Cornwall, where radon levels are higher, the range is 23-43%. For the world average radon exposure of 50 Bq.m-3, 13-25% of myeloid leukaemia at all ages may be caused by radon.

PMID:
1970069
DOI:
10.1016/0140-6736(90)91071-h
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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